September 6, 2012 at 12:38 pm EST | by Staff reports
John Cage Centennial Festival continues

Late gay composer John Cage is the toast of the town this weekend with the ongoing John Cage Centennial Festival. (Photo courtesy the Festival)

The John Cage Centennial Festival, celebrating the work of the late gay avant garde composer, continues this weekend.

Tonight a lecture on his use of percussion will be held at the American University’s Museum at the Katzen Arts Center (4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW) in Tenleytown. The 4 p.m. presentation is free to attend.

Then tonight at 7:30 p.m., a percussion concert of Cage’s work will be performed by Percussion Group Cincinnati and Red Fish Blue Fish, also at the Museum. Tickets are $10.

Several events are slated for Saturday including a piano recital by Stephen Drury at the Kreeger Museum at 2 p.m., a performance by Margaret Leng Tan at the Freer Gallery of Art at 7:30 p.m., a discussion of Cage’s use of watercolors at 12:30 p.m. at the Kreeger Museum and more.

More events are slated for Sunday and Monday. Visit for full information on events, times, tickets and more.

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